Job Title: Physics Teacher FLSA Status:
(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt; Unit A
Reports to: High School Principal, Science & Tech/Engineering Department Chair
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The Physics Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and conducting a comprehensive physics instructional program for high school students in grades 9-12. Physics is a 9th grade course in Newton. Newton also offers 12th grade Physics electives.
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Appropriate DESE teaching license
· Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Ability to use technology effectively
· Master’s Degree or significant post-graduate coursework in subject area
· Experience teaching physics at the high school level
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):
· Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable outcomes
· Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and
· Use a wide variety of teaching techniques to support student learning
· Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students
· Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the learning needs of students
· Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward and to modify further instruction.
· Use a computer and other technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom
· Provide students with support (remediation and enrichment) using a variety of strategies
· Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design
· Participate actively in faculty, department and team meetings
· Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities that improve teaching practice
· Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
· Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions
· Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
· Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed
Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night) Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.
While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.